ANDY GALORE – OUT AND ABOUT
Featuring an all-star band: Mike Stern, Jim Beard, Oz Noy, Bob Franceschini, Richard Bona, Gregory Hutchinson & many more! One of the most respected and in-demand electric bass players on the New York scene, Andy Galore assembles a group of all-star talent on his debut album as a leader. Fusing jazz, blues, world, R&B and funk with bluesy New York grit, OUT AND ABOUT showcases Galore's solid and ever supportive bass playing throughout the set, adding modern flavors to classics and mixing sounds and rhythms of retro and contemporary traditions.
JOEY ALEXANDER – MY FAVORITE THINGS
An extraordinary and uniquely gifted pianist from Bali, Joey Alexander marks his recording debut with the release of My Favorite Things. Joey brings a delicate, profound and soulful touch to his own interpretation of such classics as "My Favorite Things", "Giant Steps" and "Over the Rainbow" and showcases his talents as an arranger, composer and bandleader. Tracklisting: Giant Steps; Lush Life; My Favorite Things; It Might As Well Be Spring; Ma Blues; 'Round Midnight; I Mean You; Tour De Force; Over the Rainbow; Footprints (iTunes bonus track); and Green Dolphin Street (iTunes bonus track).
ROBERTA DONNAY & THE PROHIBITION MOB BAND – BATHTUB GIN
Musicians can take on the role of anthropologist, curious about what came before in music and how musicians reflected their world around them. Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. On the heels of their beloved A Little Sugar release comes their second Motéma Music release, Bathtub Gin (January 20) which, like A Little Sugar, mines 1920s gems but also takes the listener on a stroll into the 1930s. A seductive vocalist, Donnay and her band swing mightily with this authentic collection of vintage jazz, blues and swing that introduces listeners to the swing era with its jump-swing rhythmic horn sections and new dances. Donnay also includes four party-rousing shout-chorus originals that evoke and revive the open spirit that birthed jazz. ~ Motema